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Furnishing Idea is the portal dedicated to the furniture and furnishing industry, designed to bring together different professionals such as architects, designers, carpenters, furniture makers and manufacturers active in the furniture market who represent the reference point in terms of innovation and quality of the product offered. On the other hand, the portal aims to provide a valid information service focused on products, projects, events and fairs and everything that revolves around the world of components, semi-finished products and accessories for the furniture industry.


The portal is divided into different sections where you can explore the different products according to different categories, get in touch with manufacturers, download catalogues to keep up with industry trends and watch videos of interviews with the best professionals and manufacturers.


In the articles section you can find all the information about the most innovative product technologies, such as furniture materials, furniture accessories and systems, furniture machinery, furniture hardware, manufactured by manufacturers with a solid experience in the field. In the companies section there is an overview of the manufacturers registered on our portal, divided by product category, where you can contact us for any request. Our portal also has a special catalogues section to allow professionals and operators in the sector to view in a practical way all the catalogues relating to the various products (furniture hardware, upholstery materials, furniture paints, etc.). In addition, to allow easy consultation of the products, our portal has reserved a product section, organized by categories, where you can find out about the technical characteristics, materials and functionality of each product. The video section, on the other hand, presents numerous video interviews given by professionals and manufacturers that report news, insights and informative content on the best technologies in the sector.


In addition, to keep you constantly informed you can also consult our Journal section which contains all the Furnishing Idea magazines dedicated to the furniture and furnishing industry, such as the edition dedicated to Sicam or Interzum, two of the most important trade fairs in the sector. The magazines can be consulted from the portal or easily downloadable in pdf format.


Thanks to the trust placed in us by many manufacturers, our portal is now recognized both nationally and internationally. In fact, there are already many internationally recognized and established companies in the sector, including the AIPEF group (Italian Flexible Expanded Polyurethanes Companies) which promotes scientific information on the use of flexible polyurethane foam in the sectors in which it is used.

Ambigence is born: the piece of furniture with integrated functions

“Ambigence“ is a young company based in Herford, in the heart of East Westphalia's mobile office, created with the aim of studying and developing a series of components for furniture with integrated functions.

At the Salone del Mobile in Milan, 2018 Ambigence presented its product vision that looks to the future: the piece of furniture with integrated functions. This new approach sees the technological implementation and the introduction of a new category of products that wants to offer architects and designers wider spaces for the realization of furniture.

Norbert Poppenborg, Director of Marketing and Business Development of the company, illustrated to the press the vision of Ambigence, a neologism composed of the words ambiente (environment), which recalls design, and intelligence, which identifies its intelligent functions: creating a completely new category of products, furnishing elements with integrated functions, according to the motto “The panel is the new fitting“.

The integration of functions gives life to components that open up new perspectives to designers, furniture manufacturers, technology partners and users, who give space to functionality and creativity to innovate projects. “Space to innovate“ as is the slogan of Ambigence.

It should be noted that Ambigence is not a furniture or hardware manufacturer, but is a networking centre for anyone who wants to establish themselves with new ideas in the furniture sector. The Ambigence objective is to commercialize and develop new categories of products, solutions and innovative business models thanks to a network of furniture manufacturers and partners in the field of technology and integration.

Ambigence presents itself as a company able to inspire and amaze, reliable and successful: the ideal partner for innovation and technology in the design of furniture and its functions. The network partners receive support based on the specific needs of their target group, both for the implementation of technologies and processes, both in marketing and communication.